Victims from Feb floods in San Jose hired lawyer & filed claims against city, county, & water district. They want compensation for losses. pic.twitter.com/k7Tdw3VzuQ— Janine De la Vega (@JanineDLV) July 6, 2017
There's been a lot of finger-pointing over who is responsible. The water district says it told the city about potential flooding. Residents were warned too late and East Williams Street, Rock Springs, and the Olinder neighborhoods were inundated with water in February after heavy rain.
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Those residents are now filing claims against the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District. They're seeking recovery for their property losses and the pain and suffering caused by the flood. City officials allege they informed the public late because they relied on faulty projections from the water district which showed the creek could hold more water before the flooding happened.
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Google has just stepped up and donated $100,000 to a non-profit that is helping low-income families in the flooded neighborhoods. They'll help restore homes free of charge.